BUCHAREST: After five years decrease, the Romanian ad market is poised to grow by 1.9% according to ZenithOptimedia.

BUCHAREST: Stelian Tănase has been voted unanimously by the Parliament to become the acting general director at the public television (TVR).

ZAGREB: Sixteen feature films were produced in Croatia in 2013, a record in the history of Croatian cinema, with 12 of them supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre.

BUCHAREST: Following a protest by filmmakers, the Council of Administration of the National Centre of Cinema set the deadline for grant contest applications to 23 December 2013.

BUCHAREST: Leading Romanian filmmakers are urging the president-general director of the National Centre of Cinema to annul the decision to postpone until 14 February 2014 the deadline of application for the only grants contest in 2013.

BUCHAREST: Romania’s National Liberal Party (PNL) has assigned Gigel Sorinel Ştirbu to the post of Minister of Culture. He replaces Daniel Barbu who resigned on 12 December 2013.

BUCHAREST: Daniel Barbu, Romania’s Minister of Culture, resigned on 12 December 2013 after a public statement in which he noted that the budget of the HIV/AIDS programme is half of the budget of the Ministry of Culture.

TBILISI: The acclaimed Georgian filmmaker George Ovashvili plans an April 2014 completion date for Corn Island which is finishing a two-part shoot.

BUCHAREST: Romanian producer Ada Solomon, fresh from receiving the European Co-production Award - Prix Eurimages at the 26th European Academy Awards in Berlin, spoke with FNE about her upcoming film projects.

TBILISI: The 14th edition of  Tbilisi IFF 2-8 December 2013 awarded its main prize to the Georgian film Disorder directed by Archil Kavtaradze, produced by Windmill Production. The jury of the International Competition composed of Michael Hoffman, László Rajk, Samira Makhmalbaf, Giorgi Nakashidze and Mateusz Werner.

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